Sunday, May 17, 2009

2 Tier Birthday Cake

This 2 tier cake was baked for a 50th birthday celebration.

As these were sponge cakes, we couldn't stack them, so we had to insert pillars into the bottom cake for support. The bottom was a 3kg chocolate cake & the top tier was a 2kg mandarin orange cake.


Cindy Khor said...

wow, i think i'm gonna get a 2 tier cake for myself on my next year's birthday.

terri@adailyobsession said...

've stacked large 2-tier sponges many times, by using wooden skewers (the types used for satay) as dowels. it worked well.

ganache-ganache said...

Terri : I've done research, my top tier was too heavy for the bottom, so D thinks inserting the pillars were safer so we sticked to it. Actually I like stacked cake more :)

Jenny Tan said...

Terri, wouldn't the satay skewers be too skinny ah?? I'd be so afraid loh! :P
:) I like the looks of stacked cakes too...but yes, it's risky to stack a heavy cake on top of another. I've also seen bakers using straws! Nice job anyway! :D

terri@adailyobsession said...

jenny: u hav to use plenty of them--it's like piling. u can also use those disposable wooden chopsticks which will be steadier for sponge cakes, the satay sticks can work well for butter cakes--they are thicker n softer (yet not oo soft) so can be cut easily. just stick one into the cake, measure the height, cut off into many similar lengths n stuff into the cake, about 2" from the outer edges, n push some in the center as well.


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